[Cassini]

Cassini launched aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur on 15 October 1997, Cassini had been active in space for nearly 20 years, with 13 years spent orbiting Saturn, studying the planet and its system since entering orbit on 1 July 2004. The voyage to Saturn included flybys of Venus (April 1998 and June 1999), Earth (August 1999), the asteroid 2685 Masursky, and Jupiter (December 2000). Its mission ended on 15 September 2017, when Cassini flew into Saturn’s upper atmosphere and burned up at a very high temperature, in order to prevent any risk of contaminating Saturn’s moons, some of which have active environments that could potentially bear life. (At that point Cassini lacked sufficient power to leave the Saturn system so it could only be left in orbit where it might collide with a moon or be destroyed). The mission is widely perceived to have been successful beyond expectation. Cassini-Huygens has been described by NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director as a “mission of firsts”, that has revolutionized human understanding of the Saturn system, including its moons and rings, and our understanding of where life might be found in the Solar System.

Cassinis original mission was planned to last for four years, from June 2004 to May 2008. The mission was extended for another two years until September 2010, branded the Cassini Equinox Mission. The mission was extended a second and final time with the Cassini Solstice Mission, lasting another seven years until 15 September 2017, on which date Cassini was de-orbited by being allowed to burn up in Saturn’s upper atmosphere.

The Huygens module traveled with Cassini until its separation from the probe on 25 December 2004; it was successfully landed by parachute on Titan on January 14, 2005. It successfully returned data to Earth for around 90 minutes, using the orbiter as a relay. This was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer Solar System and the first landing on a moon other than our own. Cassini continued to study the Saturn system in the following years.

At the end of its mission, the Cassini spacecraft executed the “Grand Finale” of its mission: several risky passes through the gaps between Saturn and Saturn’s inner rings. The purpose of this phase was to maximize Cassini‘s scientific outcome before the spacecraft was destroyed. The atmospheric entry of Cassini effectively ended the mission, although data analysis and production will continue afterwards.

TRCKLST:

  1. Haloed – Esper
  2. somejerk – Savage
  3. Anomalie – New Space
  4. MACROSS 82-99 – Fugaz (feat. mothica)
  5. The Polish Ambassador – Ritual Revival
  6. Deeb – Fluid Dynamics
  7. Kuartz – She Want A Condo In New York
  8. Dday One – Everyday
  9. Chairman Maf – SMiLES
  10. Madvillain – Accordian (Instrumental)
  11. Nicola Cruz – Invocacion
  12. Jay Dee – Lightworks
  13. Danny Brown – Grown Up (Instrumental)
  14. Danny Brown – Grown Up
  15.  Birocratic-Sombre
  16. Pretty Lights – Lost and Found (ODESZA Remix)
  17. La Fine Equipe – Move Out
  18. Waajeed – The Doo Wops
  19. Commodo – Itchin
  20. Nosaj Thing – Nowhere
  21. Waajeed – The Dragon
  22. Jay 5ive & Kromestar – Wishful Thinking (Om Unit remix)
  23. DJ Krush – 光路 Kouro – Optical Path

[Cataclysmic Event]

NASA has reported a catastrophic event is taking place in space, but scientists are still investigating what exactly has happened or happening. Mysterious flashes of X-rays beamed towards Earth before vanishing just 24 hours later, leaving scientists to investigate the source. Initial findings suggest it came from a “completely new type of cataclysmic event”. The phenomenon was captured by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, stemmed from a galaxy 10.7 billion light years away. The X-ray source, is located in the sky known as Chandra Deep Field-South (CDF-S).

TRCKLST:
01.LORN – VESTIGE I
02.Alix Perez – Ghosts
03.Ivy Lab – Forex VIP
04.Signs – Paper Bag
05.Noisia – Mantra (Mat Zo Remix)
06. Noisia – Miniatures (MonoPoly Remix)
07.Space People – Wet ft. Nasty Nigel
08.Abnormal – Gang Starrs From Another World
09.yunis – yunis – Make It
10.Shades – Sleaze w/ Ivy Lab
11.Om Unit vs Kromestar – Solar Cyle (Melody Mix)
12.Nicola Cruz – Bruxo
13.Liquid Bloom & Numatik – Stand With Us To Bless The Waters (Twin Shape Remix)
14.Sicaa – Altitude
15.Pavel Dovgal – VHS
16.Chairman Maf – LiTTLE WHiTE LiES
17.My Kingdom – Missing Earth
18.Djemba – All Ages
19.Nicola Cruz – Tzantza
20.Rebel Musical – Black Sun

[Geomagnetic Field Spike]

Earth’s magnetic field, also known as the geomagnetic field, is the magnetic field that extends from the Earth’s interior out into space, where it meets the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun. Its magnitude at the Earth’s surface ranges from 25 to 65 microteslas (0.25 to 0.65 gauss). Roughly speaking it is the field of a magnetic dipole currently tilted at an angle of about 10 degrees with respect to Earth’s rotational axis, as if there were a bar magnet placed at that angle at the center of the Earth. The North geomagnetic pole, located near Greenland in the northern hemisphere, is actually the south pole of the Earth’s magnetic field, and the South geomagnetic pole is the north pole. Unlike a bar magnet, Earth’s magnetic field changes over time because it is generated by a geodynamo (in Earth’s case, the motion of molten iron alloys in its outer core).

While the North and South magnetic poles are usually located near the geographic poles, they can wander widely over geological time scales, but sufficiently slowly for ordinary compasses to remain useful for navigation. However, at irregular intervals averaging several hundred thousand years, the Earth’s field reverses and the North and South Magnetic Poles relatively abruptly switch places. These reversals of the geomagnetic poles leave a record in rocks that are of value to paleomagnetists in calculating geomagnetic fields in the past. Such information in turn is helpful in studying the motions of continents and ocean floors in the process of plate tectonics.

TRCKLST :

1.SKULS – Blok
2.POLAAR – Flutter
3. Mungo’ Hi Fi ft. Charlie P  Rules of the dance (Kahn Remix)
4.Joker – Scene 1 (Qo.Nos)
5.Pixelord – UFO
6.Mala – Looney
7.Goth-Trad – Invasion
8.Thelem – Elemental Fears
9.Om Unit – Soil  (Om unit Edits)
10.Mudra – Vajra
11.Zomby – Digital Smoke
12.Moniker – Caligula
13.Famelik – INSECTES
14.Clipping. – Dream
15.Commodo, Gantz, Kahn – AMK
16.Jon Phonics – Seeta
17.Commodo – Sleepwave
18.Ultroniks – FLOWERS LED
19.Mostapace – Behag
20.DJ Pound – Trades
21.Ital Tek – Doom/Dream

[Wormholes]

A wormhole or “Einstein-Rosen bridge” is a hypothetical topological feature that would fundamentally be a shortcut connecting two separate points in spacetime. A wormhole may connect extremely long distances such as a billion light years or more, short distances such as a few feet, different universes, and different points in time. A wormhole is much like a tunnel with two ends, each at separate points in spacetime.

For a simplified notion of a wormhole, space can be visualized as a two-dimensional (2D) surface. In this case, a wormhole would appear as a hole in that surface, lead into a 3D tube (the inside surface of a cylinder), then re-emerge at another location on the 2D surface with a hole similar to the entrance. An actual wormhole would be analogous to this, but with the spatial dimensions raised by one. For example, instead of circular holes on a 2D plane, the entry and exit points could be visualized as spheres in 3D space.

TRCKLST :

  1. Goth-Trad feat. Dalek– SKIN NO LONGER SCARS
  2. Kozmo – Baria
  3. Monk’ –  Saudade
  4. La Fine Equipe – Chomsky Says
  5. DJ Shadow – Bergschrund (feat. Nils Frahm)
  6. Machinedrum – Stronga
  7. Tor – Lux
  8. Long Arm – The Roots
  9. Darkside – DARKSIDE
  10. Various Artists – Sorg remix
  11. Illum Sphere – An Old Escape (Kill Them Kill) (Dabrye Remix)
  12. MF Doom – Benzie Box (Opiuo Rework)
  13. Om Unit – Basement Superman
  14. Tonedeff – Demon
  15. Kangding Ray – Brume
  16. Tor – Days Gone
  17. Clams Casino – Time
  18. Theo Parrish – Electric Alleycat
  19. Ensemble Entendu – Pull Da Plug
  20. Romare – Who Loves You?

[Andromeda] [αʹ 1 alpha]

The Andromeda Galaxy (/ænˈdrɒmdə/), also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. It received its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda.

Being approximately 220,000 light years across, it is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 44 other smaller galaxies. Despite earlier findings that suggested that the Milky Way contains more dark matter and could be the largest in the grouping, the 2006 observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that Andromeda contains one trillion (1012) stars: at least twice the number of stars in the Milky Way, which is estimated to be 200–400 billion.

TRCKLST :
1. The Cinematic Orchestra – All Things to All Men (feat. Roots Manuva)
2. Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator
3. Oddisee – Better Late
4. LV – Balance Spring
5. Homeboy Sandman – Heart Sings
6. Guts – Musicotherapy
7. Late Night Radio – Amnesia (ft. Kevin Donohue)
8. Kaytranada – Weight Off (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)
9. Blank Banshee – Dreamcast
10. Submerse – Let’s Never Come Back Here Again
11. Nicolas Jaar – Work It
12. Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut
13. Gramatik – Native Son feat. Raekwon & Orlando Napier
14. Om Unit – Dark Sunrise (ft.Tamara Blessa)
15. Kijk Een Ster – Maby For Koes
16. Fixate – Molecules
17. Deft – For Sudden
18. Samiyam – Dartgun
19. HOME – Oort Cloud
20. Mount Kimbie – Ode to Bear
21. Sweatson Klank – Contemplate
22. Ambassadeurs – M.O.P.E
23. Elaquent – Trashy
24. B. Lewis – Day 3: Diary of a Maniac
25. Ruddyp – Addicted
26. Keemoh – Kmxflx
27. heRobust – Dopplegang Bang
28. Ghost – A Tale of Life Part 5
29. Deeb – Outskirts
30. Tor – Two Suns
31. AbJo – Introspection
32. The unused word – The Healer (Acoustic Cover)
33. Erykah Badu – The Healer
34. J.Dilla – Body Movin’ Feat. J.Rocc & Karriem Riggins
35. pete rock – SOUL BROTHER (Explicit Version)
36. DJ Spooky that subliminal kid-galactic  funk (tau_ceti_mix)
37. Sense of The Q4 – Burned Bridges
38. CHOMSKY (La Fine Equipe) “Lactose Intolerance”
39. Marvin Gaye; Ambassadeurs – Aint That Perculiar (Ambassadeurs Reconstruct)
40. Hydeout  – reflection eternal
41. J-88 – Get It Together (Madlib Remix)
42. Bonobo – Kong
43. Dabrye – Hot Mating Ritual
44. Souleance – Biscornu
45. RJD2 – The Perfect Occasion
46. Dam-Funk – The Acceptance
47. Mux Mool – Payback
48. BEAR|FOOT – Get U Outta My Head

[Cosmic Dust]

Cosmic dust is dust which exists in outer space. Most cosmic dust particles are between a few molecules to 0.1 µm in size. A smaller fraction of all dust in space consists of larger refractory minerals that condensed as matter left the stars. It is called “stardust” and is included in a separate section below. The dust density in the local interstellar medium of the Local Bubble is approximately 10−6 × dust grain/m3 with each grain having a mass of approximately 10−17 kg.

Cosmic dust can be further distinguished by its astronomical location: intergalactic dust, interstellar dust, interplanetary dust (such as in the zodiacal cloud) and circumplanetary dust (such as in a planetary ring). In the Solar System, interplanetary dust causes the zodiacal light. Sources of Solar System dust include comet dust, asteroidal dust, dust from the Kuiper belt, and interstellar dust passing through the Solar System. The terminology has no specific application for describing materials found on the planet Earth except for dust that has demonstrably fallen to Earth. By one estimate, as much as 40,000 tons of cosmic dust reaches the Earth’s surface every year. In October 2011, scientists reported that cosmic dust contains complex organic matter (“amorphous organic solids with a mixed aromatic–aliphatic structure”) that could be created naturally, and rapidly, by stars.

On August 14, 2014, scientists announced the collection of possible interstellar dust particles from the Stardust spacecraft since returning to Earth in 2006.

Cosmic dust, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cosmic_dust&oldid=713482589 (last visited May 15, 2016).

TRCKLST :

01.Kuedo – Reality Drift [BANDCAMP]

02.ARKTKT – Sea Monster (original mix) [Division Recordings]

03.Totemic – Drow [SOUNNDCLOUD]

04.These Hidden Hands – These Moments Dismantled (feat.Lucrecia Dalt) – [Hidden Hundred]

05.Death Grips – 8080808 [ Harvest Records]

06.Noisia & Mono/Poly – The Nomad (Original Mix) [Division Recordings]

07.CloZee – The Path To Heaven [Gravitas Recordings]

08.Richie Brains – The Blips [Exit Recordings UK ]

09.CloZinger – Sinking [ SOUNDCLOUD]

10.Richie Brains – Likkle Som [Exit Recordings UK ]

11.Moresounds – Ghetto Style [Le French Work]

12.The Imposture – Made It [Le French Work]

13.Flying Lotus – Camel [Warp Records]

14.SCNTST – Wavez Changes –  [Boyznoize Records]

15.Jackhigh – Turbines [XLR8R]

16.Harmonic 313 – No Way Out [Warp Records]

17.Azekel – New Romance (Om Unit Remix) [SOUNDCLOUD]

18.Submerse – This Combo Could End Us [Project Mooncircle]

19.Decap – Feeling [OkayPlayer]

20.Stray – Hide [SOUNDCLOUD]

21.Captain Murphy – Between Friends [SOUNDCLOUD]

22.Captain Murphy – Between Friends ft. Earl Sweatshirt (Prod. Flying Lotus) [SOUNDCLOUD]

23.Kaytranada – Bus Ride [Stones Throw]

24.TH7 IMMORTXLZ – PLXN7TXRY TRIO [BANDCAMP]

25.Dave Douglas – Cardinals [SOUNDCLOUD]

[Vernal Equinox]

An equinox is an astronomical event in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun, which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September.

On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. They are not exactly equal, however, due to the angular size of the sun and atmospheric refraction. To avoid this ambiguity, the word equilux is sometimes used to mean a day in which the durations of light and darkness are equal. See Length of equinoctial day and night for further discussion.

Equinoxes on Earth

The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator (the “edge” between night and day) is perpendicular to the equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemispheres are equally illuminated.

In other words, the equinoxes are the only times when the subsolar point is on the equator, meaning that the Sun is exactly overhead at a point on the equatorial line. The subsolar point crosses the equator moving northward at the March equinox and southward at the September equinox.

The equinoxes, along with solstices, are directly related to the seasons of the year. In the northern hemisphere, the vernal equinox (March) conventionally marks the beginning of spring in most cultures and is considered the New Year in the Persian calendar or Iranian calendars as Nouroz (means new day), while the autumnal equinox (September) marks the beginning of autumn. In the southern hemisphere, the vernal equinox occurs in September and the autumnal equinox in March.

Equinox, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Equinox&oldid=711114428 (last visited Mar. 21, 2016).

TRCKLST :

01.Bambounou – EX06 [50Weapons]

02.Two Fingers – Traces [Division Recordings]

03.Om Unit & Sam Binga – Triffidz [Exit Records UK]

04.Posij – Windforce [Division Recordings]

05.Cadenza – The Darkest Hype (Philip D Kick Remix) [Dummy]

06.Shades – Dogstar [Power of two]

07.Ivy Lab – Third World Cop [20/20 LDN]

08.Alix Perez & Ivy Lab – Stop It [Critical Music]

09.Two Fingers – Sweden  [Big Dada]

10.Austin Speed & Calculon – Get Murked (Deft Remix) [Shoot Recordings]

11.Totemic – Liquid Moonlight [UNLOG]

12.Andy Stott – Numb [Modern Love]

13.Om Unit – Ulysses VIP [XLR8R]

14.Shades – Unholy [Power of two]

15.Gramatik feat Raekwon & Orlando Napier – Native Son (Great Dane Remix)  [Low Temp Music]

16.Chango + FSTZ – Work Em (Mark Kloud Remix) [Ground Mass]

17.Bantu Clan vs Sarabi (Behr Remix) – Africa Ni Leo [High Life World Series]

18.Fracture & Deft – I Just [Exit Records UK]

19.Danny Scrilla – Fallout [Civil Music]

20.REC – Blow [UNLOG]

21.SMKSGNLS & G Jones – The Realness [Saturate!Records]

[Gravitational Waves ]

The first direct gravitational wave observation was made on 14 September 2015 and was announced by the LIGO and Virgo interferometer collaborations on 11 February 2016. The waveform, detected by both LIGO observatories, matched the predictions of general relativity for a gravitational wave emanating from the inward spiral and merger of a pair of black holes and subsequent “ringdown” of the single resulting black hole. The signal was named GW150914 (i.e., “Gravitational Wave 20150914“). This was also the first observation of a binary black hole merger, demonstrating the existence of binary stellar-mass black hole systems, and that such mergers could occur within the current age of the universe.

This first observation was reported around the world as a remarkable accomplishment for many reasons. Efforts to prove the existence of such waves had been ongoing for over fifty years, and the waves are so minuscule that Einstein doubted they could ever be detected. The waves given off by the cataclysmic merger of GW150914 reached Earth as a ripple in space-time that changed the length of a 4-km LIGO arm by a tiny fraction of the width of a proton, proportionally equivalent to changing the distance to the nearest star by one hair’s width. The energy released during the brief climax of the event was immense, with about three solar masses converted to gravitational waves and radiated away at a peak rate of about 3.6×1049 watts — more than the combined power of all light radiated by all the stars in the observable universe. The observation was also heralded as confirming the last remaining unproven prediction of general relativity, and validating its predictions of space-time distortion in the context of large scale cosmic events, as well as inaugurating a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy, allowing probing of violent astrophysical events unobservable until now.

First observation of gravitational waves,

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=First_observation_of_gravitational_waves&oldid=704913650

(last visited Feb. 14, 2016).

TRCKLST :

01.Ebbo kraan – No amount  [Rwina Records]

02.Was Legit – Journey [STYLSS]

03.ARP 101 X Elliott Yorke – Fluro Black [Donky Pitch]

04.Killer Mike – Butane (Champion’s Anthem) feat. EL-P [Williams Street Records]

05.Misanthrop – Lunatic Dolphin [Equinox Records]

06.oOgo – This Girl [Nowadays Records]

07.The Echo – Signals (Ambassadeurs Remix) [XLR8R]

08.Moresounds – Simon Peacefull [Original Cultures]

09. Kijk Een Ster – Maby For Koes [Saturate!Records]

10.DJ Cam – Love Junkee feat. Cameo and J.Dilla [Inflamable Records]

11.Kupla – Planetary [BANCAMP]

12.Autechre – Recks on [Warp Records]

13.Shabazz Palaces – Motion Sickness [Sub Pop]

14.CloZee – Revolution [Gravitas Recordings]

15.Om Unit Fucking Weirdo – [Self Release]

16.DJ Krush – 黒い雨 Kuroi Ame – Black Rain [Es.U.Es Corp]

17.Robot Koch – Gorom Sen Returns [Project Mooncircle]

18.I Kicked A Cloud Once – That Dimension [Greased Up Records]

19.Opiuo + Badge – Load Landfill ft, Syreneiscreamy [Additech Records]

20.Harmonic 313 – Cyclotron [Warp Records]

21. Ivy Lab – Deus [20/20 LDN]

22.El-P – Feel Like a Ghost [Definitive Jux]

23.UM Le Villain – R2 Strategik Beat  [UNLOG]

24.Al’Tarba – The Malignant [Self Release]

25.Nosaj Thing – FWD [Rush Hour Recordings]

26.B.Lewis – Code(x) [BANDCAMP]

27.Kuedo – Salt Lake Cuts [Planet Mu]

[Interstellar Travel]

Interstellar travel is the term used for hypothetical manned or unmanned travel between stars. Interstellar travel will be much more difficult than interplanetary spaceflight; the distances between the planets in the Solar System are less than 30 astronomical units (AU)—whereas the distances between stars are typically hundreds of thousands of AU, and usually expressed in light-years. Because of the vastness of those distances, interstellar travel would require either great speed, a high percentage of the speed of light, or huge travel time, lasting from decades to millennia or longer.

The speeds required for interstellar travel in a human lifetime far exceed what current methods of spacecraft propulsion can provide. Even with a hypothetically perfectly efficient propulsion system, the kinetic energy corresponding to those speeds is enormous by today’s standards of energy production. Moreover, collisions by the spacecraft with cosmic dust and gas can produce very dangerous effects both to passengers and the spacecraft itself.

A number of strategies have been proposed to deal with these problems, ranging from giant arks that would carry entire societies and ecosystems, to microscopic space probes. Many different spacecraft propulsion systems have been proposed to give spacecraft the required speeds, including nuclear propulsion, beam-powered propulsion, and methods based on speculative physics.

For both manned and unmanned interstellar travel, considerable technological and economic challenges need to be met. Even the most optimistic views about interstellar travel see it as only being feasible decades from now—the more common view is that it is a century or more away. However, in spite of the challenges, if interstellar travel should ever be realized, then a wide range of scientific benefits can be expected.

Interstellar travel, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Interstellar_travel&oldid=699874685 (last visited Jan. 19, 2016).

TRCKLST :

01.Kromestar featuring Team Starfleet – Outer Limit  [Cosmic Bridge Records]

02.Goth Trad – New Epoch  [Deep Medi Musik]

03.Greymatter – Too Much (Klic Remix)  [Unique Uncut Records]

04.Mønic – Blood Hound  [Osiris Musik Uk]

05.Jafu – Fever  [Deep Heads]

06.Kryptic Minds – Convoluted [Tectonic Recordings]

07.D1 – Sub Zero [Hessle Audio]

08.Kahn – Badman City (ft Flowdan)  [Black Box Records]

09.EPROM – Can Control  [Rwina Records]

10.Egyptrixx – A/B Til Infinity [Night Slugs]

11.Danny Scrilla – VV Cephei (Kidkanevil remix)  [Cosmic Bridge Records]

12.Unknown – Higher

13.Lewis James – Worse [Original Cultures]

14.Kode9 – Zero Work  [Hyperdub]

15.Doshy – Shunt  [Robox-Neotech]

16.Joker – Boss Mode [Kapsize Recordings]

17.Kromestar – Rhythm On My Mind  [Cosmic Bridge Records]

18.JASE – The Claim [Robox-Neotech]

19.Om Unit & Lorn – Obsidian [Cosmic Bridge Records  & Lorn]

20.Floating Points – Argente [Pluto Records]

21.Sicaa – Frantic [Exploration Music]

22.FilosofischeStilte & Mad Fellow – Upfront  [Saturate!Records]

23.Commodo, Gantz, Kahn – Bitchcraft [Deep Medi Musik]

24.Roots Manuva – Facety-2-11  [Big Dada]

25.Two Fingers & Noisia – Salah  [Division Recordings]

26.ONHELL – Dark Skin [STYLSS]

[Water On Mars]

 

Water on Mars

Water on Mars exists today almost entirely as ice, though it also exists in small quantities as vapour in the atmosphere[1] and occasionally as low-volume liquid brines in shallow Martian soil.[2][3] The only place where water ice is visible at the surface is at the north polar ice cap.[4] Abundant water ice is also present beneath the permanent carbon dioxide ice cap at the Martian south pole and in the shallow subsurface at more temperate latitudes. More than five million cubic kilometers of ice have been identified at or near the surface of modern Mars, enough to cover the whole planet to a depth of 35 metres (115 ft). Even more ice is likely to be locked away in the deep subsurface.

Water on Mars, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Water_on_Mars&oldid=697167657 (last visited Dec. 29, 2015).

Tracklist :

01.UltraMagnetic M.C.’s – Intermission
02.Morbin – INFJ
03.Gillepsy – Qwerty Girl (Pixelord Remix)
04.Kuedo – Event Tracking Across Populated Terrain
05.Ramzoid – M8
06.Jon Phonics x S-Type – Swamp Donkey
07.123MRK – Invisible Colors (Deft Remix)
08.Tripletrain – This is Tripletrain
09.Om Unit & Sam Binga – Gamma
10.They Call Me Raptor – Gambler
11.H-Sik – One Shot
12.Beat Inc – Just Remember (Om Unit remix)
13.Tokimonsta Ft.Kool Keith – The Force
14.Cestladore – Ephemeral Epiphany (Sumgii Remix)
15.EAN – Dont You Know
16.Om Unit vs.Kromestar – Solar Cycle
17.Sweatson Klank – ASSED OUT
18.Cestladore – Lassitude Luxuriate (Was Legit Remix)
19.Modeselektor – Fake Emotion – Dabrye Remix
20.Label Love – Shigeto – Detroit Part 1
21.Stray – Walk On By
22.SCNTST – Iceee
23.Kromestar – X Files
24.Famelik – Duplicates
25.GERGAZ – Able8 – Brainmelt
26.H sik + J(ay) A D – VisioS
27.Dub Phizix – Yukon
28.Opiuo – Life ft.Gift Of Gab & Syreneiscreamy (Koan Sound Remix)
29.Michal Menert – Your Ghost

 

 

Various Artists – Nihon Kizuna

Various Artists – Nihon Kizuna

Featuring Kode 9, Kuedo, Rudi Zygadlo, Broken Haze, Circulations Records, All City Records, Daisuke Tanabe, Yosi Horikawa, XLII, Memory 9, Ninja Tune, Kid Kanevil, Om Unit, Paul White, One Handed Music, BD1982, Illum Sphere, Fink, Emika, Mux Mool, Ernest Gonzales, Paper Tiger, Sesped, Jay Scarlett, Elliott Yorke (Royalty), Kan Sano, Onra and many more.

Artwork by Justin Sereni.

Tokyo 17/03/2011

Worldwide artists contribute to Nihon Kizuna music compilation in aid of Japan disaster relief effort

Over 40 international artists have donated music for the Nihon Kizuna compilation in aid of the Japan disaster relief effort. Nihon Kizuna, or 日本絆 in Japanese roughly translates as ‘bond of friendship with Japan’.

Following the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the northern coast and prefectures of Japan on Friday March 11th 2011, a small group of Tokyo-based artists (from Japan, Ukraine and France) and one visiting London-based journalist (from Italy) decided to pull their efforts and contacts together to do the only thing they could to help the country and its people – sell music to raise awareness of the devastation that hit the area and raise money for its people and the relief effort.

The motivation behind Nihon Kizuna was simple: in face of the feeling of helplessness many felt here in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami this compilation seemed like the best way to express our support and love for the country and its people. Amid widespread scaremongering and panic from the foreign media it felt only right to stand tall alongside the people of Japan who have always welcomed foreign artists and musicians with open arms and hearts.

The compilation was put together in five days thanks to the internet. Every artist and/or label on the compilation donated a track, either previously released, unreleased or created especially for the occasion. Many of the tracks, artists and labels on the compilation have a direct relation to Japan, further highlighting the connection many people outside of the country feel towards Japan in the current situation. It’s no small thing to say that many of those involved feel a kinship to the country regardless of whether or not they’ve ever lived in or visited the country.

Nihon Kizuna is released on Friday March 18th using Bandcamp as a selling platform and with payments handled via Paypal. This will be followed by a release on iTunes Japan in the week of March 21st – as many Japanese residents do not use Paypal.

The compilation will cost £10, $15, 1,500Y or 12E and there will be the possibility to donate more should people want to via Bandcamp. The compilation will be available on iTunes Japan until the end of March, while the Bandcamp page and this website will stay up for the foreseeable future.

All proceeds from the compilation will be given to the Japan Red Cross directly.

Artists and labels involved in the compilation include Kode 9, Kuedo, Rudi Zygadlo, Broken Haze, Circulations Records, All City Records, Daisuke Tanabe, Yosi Horikawa, XLII, Memory 9, Ninja Tune, Kid Kanevil, Om Unit, Paul White, Illum Sphere, One Handed Music, BD1982, Fink, Emika, Mux Mool, Ernest Gonzales, Paper Tiger, Sesped, Jay Scarlett, Elliott Yorke (Royalty), Kan Sano, Onra and many more.

Represented on the compilation are over 7 countries, 40 artists and 10 labels.

This news is for immediate release. We ask that you please help us spread the word about this as far as possible to encourage people to give their money for a good cause. With over 40 tracks not only does this compilation constitute value for money it will also help with the relief and reconstruction effort in Northern Japan.

Full tracklist, purchase links and hi res images can be found below.

Broken Haze / Laurent Fintoni / XLII / Audace

世界のアーティストが東北太平洋沖地震救済コンピレーション[日本:絆]に参加

3/18 or 19リリース予定の内容となります

世界各国のアーティストが、今回の日本に訪れた悲惨な自然災害をサポートするために楽曲を無償で提供、日本:絆と称された募金を目的としたコンピレーションが完成しました。

連日のニュースで放送されているため皆様も既にご存知だと思いますが、忘れもしない3月11日に訪れた今回の震災は言葉に表しようがない大きな出来 事です。東京にいる私たちRAID SYSTEMやその周りのアーティスト(日本人だけでなく、ウクライナ、フランスなど)とたまたま日本を訪れていたRHYTHM INCURSIONSなどを運営するロンドンのジャーナリストがこの堪え難い事実に対して何かできないかと各国のアーティストに連絡をとり、音楽を通じて 寄付金を集めるだけでなく、少しでも皆さんの不安な心を希望に変えることができないかとここ数日努力をしてきました。

私たちのコンピレーションへの気持ちは本当にシンプルなものです。東北やその近隣の方々の辛い状況をニュースで見て、またそんな状況の中で歯を食い しばりながら立ち向かっている方々を目の前にして何もできないもどかしさを感じていました。ぼくらが今できることは何か、少しでも得意な分野で自分たちが できることをと考えた結果です。それは日本にいるアーティストだけでなく、海外のアーティストも同じ思いを持ってくれていました。

このコンピレーションは、メールなどを通じて5日間で集まり完成したものです。今もまさに楽曲が集まっています。
各国のアーティスト/レーベルは日本にゆかりがある人々も多く、今の状況を何らかの形でサポートしたいと多くの楽曲を寄付していただきました(多くの未発表音源も含まれています)。
もちろん日本に訪れたことがない人もいらっしゃいますが、まさに国境を越えて、一人の人間として助けたいと思っていただけた音楽関係者によって出来上がった温かいコンピレーションです。

このコンピレーション[NIHON KIZUNA(日本:絆)]は、3月18日にリリースされます。
BANDCAMPという音楽を販売できるプラットフォームを利用して販売され、PAYPALで購入が可能です。PAYPALを使えない方々のために3月中 にはiTunesストアで販売予定となっています。コンピレーションは10£, 15$, 1,500円 and 12Eで販売されます。

こちらのコンピレーションをご購入いただき、私たちの手元に届いたお金は全て日本赤十字に送られます。

http://www.jrc.or.jp/

ぜひ、こちらの情報を皆様にも広めていただきたいと思います。少しでも多くのかたに今回の被災者のサポートに参加していただくだけでなく、今回の震災による皆様の心の不安を少しでも取り除くことができればと願う次第です。

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: For any additional information please contact Laurent Fintoni (R.O.W) at laurent@spinscience.org.uk / 0081 8031788031 or Eugene Kovalenko (Japan) info@fubar-rec.com / 0081 9044641142

日本語窓口: RAID SYSTEM at info[at]raids.jp

How to buy:

http://www.nihonkizuna.com/buy / Payments via Paypal / From March 18th, 2011

iTunes Japan

Various Artists – Nihon Kizuna / 日本絆

[Artist Name – Track Name – Affiliated or Release Label]

Kode 9 (UK) – 9 Samurai (Hyperdub Records) **
Don Leisure (UK) – Trio of Desserts *
Kuedo (UK) – Zap (Planet Mu) *
Himuro Yoshiteru (JP) – Missing Links *
Onra (FR) – High Hopes (All City Records) **
Tatsuki (JP) – Mirror In Bologna (Original Cultures) *
Om Unit (UK) – Lavender (All City Records) **
Danny Drive Thru (UK) – Prescience (Fat City Records) *
Slugabed (UK) – Rockin U (Ninja Tune) *
Ken One (JP) – Mindrain (Raid System) *
Paul White (UK) – Grimy Light (One Handed Music) **
Darkhouse Family (UK) – Lemon Drizzle (Fat City Records) *
Illum Sphere (UK) – Sweat The Descent (Hoya:Hoya / Tectonic) **
A Taut Line (UK/JP) – Azul (Dyskotopia) *
Fink (UK) – See It All (Ninja Tune) *
Mus.sck (US) – Happiness Is The Best Face Lift (Car Crash Set/Daly City) *
Rudi Zygadlo (UK) – Perdu (Planet Mu) *
Broken Haze (JP) – Move Forward (Raid System) *
BD1982 (US/JP) – Aluminium Riddim (Seclusiasis/Diskotopia) *
Nightwave (UK) – Hokusai Dream *
The Electric ft. Yarah Bravo (UK) – Beautiful (Memory9 remix) (Organically Grown Sounds) **
Ernest Gonzales (US) – Beneath The Surface (FoF/Exponential) *
Jono McLeery (UK) – Garden (Ninja Tune) **
Ido Tavori (UK) – Haunted Top Hats *
Jay Scarlett – The Rising Sun (Ampsoul) *
Paper Tiger (UK) – Lunar Notes (Jus Like Music) *
Kid Kanevil (UK) – One For Tokyo (One World Records / Ninja Tune) *
Takuma Kanaiwa (US) – Senpo World (Concrete Sound System) *
B-Ju (GE) – Philly Run (Mux Mool remix) (Error Broadcast) **
Primus Luta & Lonesome D (US) – Lockdown (Concrete Sound System) *
2phast (IT) – JapaN *
Doshy (DE) – Space Attack (Robox Neotech) **
Sesped (VE) – Too High To Drive (Jus Like Music) *
Yosi Horikawa (JP) – Passion (Eklektik Records) *
Audace (FR/JP) – Indestructible Soul (Inductive) *
Scrimshire ft. Inga Lill Aker (UK) – Warm Sound (Wah Wah 45s) **
Kan Sano (JP) – Bless (Circulations) *
Elliott Yorke (UK) – Wormhole Squirm (Five Easy Pieces) *
Daisuke Tanabe (JP) – Artificial Sweetener (Circulations) **
Super Smoky Soul ft. Guilty Simpson (JP/US) – Knockout Kings (Circulations) **
Emika (UK) – Count Backwards (Ninja Tune) *
Eccy (JP) – EFH (Slye/Milk) *
Throwing Snow (UK) – The Luck Without (A Future Without) *
XLII (UA/JP) – Standuptall Nippon (Raid System) *
Pete Sasqwax (UK) – Aggro A Go Go *
Virtual Boy (US/FR) – Thrust (Turnsteak remix) *
F.A.M.E (US) – Real Surreal (F.A.M.E/4OneFunk) *
Kper (IT/FR) – Chotto *

*exclusive to compilation
** previously released